Theses & Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations by graduate students in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Unlocking Possibility: The Influence of the Oulipo Movement on Language, Semantics, and Politics in Modern Literature, Sidney M. Haren Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Pandemic-Uncanny: Self-Estrangement and Environment in Out There and Bliss Montage, Kersten Khaley Open Access Thesis

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From Art to Propaganda: The Shift in the Concept of the “Most Dead” in True Crime Literature, Hannah McConkey Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Tell me, which realm do I remember?, Danielle Dunagan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The trouble with floating, Alyssa Minch Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Doing corpus pragmatics: Variations in speech acts performed in conversations occurring naturally in academic contexts, Jacob Philip Rigal Open Access Thesis

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The new independents: A historical analysis of webcomics and webtoon, Leonal A. Sepúlveda S. Open Access Thesis

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Prophet loss, Brooke Marie Wiese Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Ecocriticism in young adult dystopian literature: Revealing a generation's desire to reconnect with nature, Alexus Williams Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Hybridity, border-crossings and the homeland in contemporary literature by women, Rand Omar Khalil Khalil Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Gio's story, Sermantha Louisy Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Deities and dumbasses, Isaac Nielson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Exploring the rhetorical constitution of a safe space for women in Begum Rokeya and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's works, Rifat Rezowana Siddiqui Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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An elephant is in the lake: How a nice girl navigated growing up amidst murder and madness in suburban Chicago, Mary Chipman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Guardian, a novel, John Ross Mason Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"This is how we play destroy": Deconstruction and the construction of a cyborg future in Poppy's Am I a Girl?, Stevie Eve Sanchez Open Access Thesis

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Evercross, Randi Ann Smith Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Stained glass, synthetic web: The simultaneous rise and fall of something person, Seth Thill Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2020 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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"Something beyond ordinary love": (Re)covering the extraordinary in Compton Mackenzie's Extraordinary Women, Hannah Lane Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The girl who lost her shadow: A collection of short fiction, Paola Alfano Thesis (UNI Access Only)

"Among the unspeakable foundations": Melville's use of the book of Job in Moby-Dick, Andrew S. De Luca Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Banging spinning hallelujahs, Moriah Henkelman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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It starts with "F": A collection of short stories, Arielle Irvine Open Access Thesis

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Waiting for the mail: A collection of short stories, James Matthew Keane Open Access Thesis

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They that go down to the sea in ships: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast and the Sublime, Laurie Anne Lee Open Access Thesis

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The moth-eaters & other stories, Adrianne Lea Lloyd Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2019 Award

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In the hollow of a tree, Lisa A. McClurg Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Affects and absences: Public memory at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Jeremy Roberts Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Ecocritical post-colonial studies on humans, land, and animals, Alia Afzal Open Access Thesis

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A "Little House on the Prairie" education: Creating a Wilder identity, Victoria Anez Bertelsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Viride: An Iowa gothic, Rachel Iolene Bing Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Wearable and other stories, Jennifer Corrigan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Code of conduct, Kathryn Keene Wohlpart Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Momentum: Stories, Cody Michael Chesmore Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The cultural and rhetorical elements of American picaresque, Cory James Dahlstrom Open Access Thesis

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Romantic melancholy: European post-Enlightenment protest in the Age of Reason, Erin Renee Frink Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Degausser and other stories, Jake Limburg Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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All fortune is good fortune: the role of Fortuna in a monotheistic literary world, Kimberly Bridgewater Open Access Thesis

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Reconciling the two cultures : A case study of the University of Northern Iowa, Elizabeth Ann Collins Open Access Thesis

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The Untitled Life of Oliver Murphy, Michael Jackson Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The traumatic incursion of the Old South on gender and motherhood in William Faulkner's novels The sound and the fury, As I lay dying, and Light in August, Jordan Lea Ludwig Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2016 Award

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The manual disconnect: narratives in prose and verse, Brian Pals Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Between strangers, Sarah Pauls Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Resurrecting the hip-hop and Christian cultures: Lecrae's unashamed use of the rap narrative, persona, and language, Marci Swank Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Contemporary gothic literature: The need for fear, Erica Schael Kaitlin Engel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The gay rites of passage, Zachary Paul Lowe Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Amalgamation: A collection of poetry, prose, and process, Grant Andrew Riedel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Vodka lullabies and purple skies: A collection of creative works, Rachel Routier Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Solitary, Anita Ellen Schuck Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Postmodern humanism and the "exhaustion of easy life", Mason Beets Open Access Thesis

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Batman and the superhero fairytale: deconstructing a revisionist crisis, Travis John Landhuis Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Producing early modern space and the mind in public and closet drama, Megan M. Gallagher Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Captivating emotions: Sentiment and the work of rhetorical drag in colonial and early national captivity narrative, Gleidson Gouveia Open Access Thesis 2010 Award